King Felipe and Queen Letizia with Princess Leonor and Infanta Sofia presided over the presentation of the ceremony of delivery of the Princess of Girona Foundation Awards at CaixaForum in Barcelona. This year both 2020 and 2021 awards were presented.
The Annual Awards are presented in the categories of Arts and Letters, Business, Scientific Research and the Social field to young people who stand out for a brilliant, constant and determined career, which contributes value and with the clear will to induce changes in our society, through cooperation and effort.
In addition, the Foundation opens each year the nomination for the International Award: they want to recognize the work of a young leader in any of the categories outside Spanish borders, so that they join a community of talent that already has more than 50 exponents who work together in favour of social transformation, with determination and a critical spirit.
On June 26, 2009, the Girona Chamber of Commerce, Caixa Girona, the Gala-Salvador Dalí Foundation and “la Caixa” constituted the Prince of Girona Foundation, as a result of the decision of the four entities to create a Foundation that would lead the name of Príncipe de Girona, with the aim of providing social value through support for young people.
Ahead of the awards, King Felipe held a meeting of the Board of Trustees of the Princess of Girona Foundation. Held at the CaixaForum Barcelona, His Majesty was received upon his arrival by the president of the Princess of Girona Foundation, Francisco Bell; the secretary of the Princess of Girona Foundation, Enric Brancós; and by the general director of the Princess of Girona Foundation. After the meeting, The Royal family arrived at CaixaForum Barcelona Auditorium where the awards were presented that began with a performance by the comedian Juan Carlos Ortega.
The Princesa de Girona Foundation aims to become a global platform and a benchmark for promoting progress and talent, through projects where the real protagonists are young people, whatever their age and field (business, social, cultural, sports, academic or scientific). The Princess of Girona Foundation understands support for young people as a way to enhance the capacity of new generations to build a better and more caring society, with special attention to young people from more disadvantaged backgrounds.
The activities of the Foundation are articulated around four main lines: the promotion of entrepreneurial initiative, the school success of the youngest, the improvement of employability and the promotion of vocations, placing a special interest in the detection of young people with talent who can become contemporary benchmarks for other young people.
Both King Felipe and Princess Leonor, who also holds the title of Princess of Girona, gave speeches at the event. Addressing the gathering, Princess Leonor said, “Your talent and work deserve all the recognition. And the values that you represent are very necessary, especially for my generation. The effort, solidarity, enthusiasm, capacity for initiative, and self-improvement. All of this defines you and helps you improve. And you improve us all as a society. “
For the day, Queen Letizia wore a light blue Nina Ricci dress that we first saw in May 2017. The dress is from the French designer’s Ready-to-Wear Fall/Winter 2017-2018 collection.
The dress features a crew neck with buttons on the left shoulder, and n asymmetric hemline. The figure-hugging silhouette is embroidered with sparkly star cluster appliqués.
Letizia wore her Silver Magrit ‘Hera’ silver sandals.
She wore her Bulgari earrings and
Karen Hallam ring.
Princess Leonor wore a red Bgo & Me Corina dress
with Mathildas Camelia ballet flats.
Infanta Sofia wore Sfera black and white dress with Carolina Herrera lace ballet flats. Thanks to Nuria for the id.